15 miles
Distance
5,058 ft
Climb
-5,058 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Epic ride with one of the best continuous descents you will ever do. Up Foggy, up Martin Creek, up Cooney lake and down Merchant's Basin back to Foggy Dew. Lots of hike a bike with the steepest climb right at the end. Counterclockwise is recommended as most mortals will not be able to ride down the Cooney lake trail. The descent down Merchant's Basin is absolutely stunning, sometimes fast and flowy and very technically difficult in a few short sections, but probably rideable for many. Riding down Foggy Dew is even more fast and flowy goodness, and it... just... keeps... going. You only have to pedal a tiny bit three or four times from the top of Merchants to the bottom of Foggy Dew.

You will likely encounter hikers, motorcycles and horseback riders on these trails (although motorcycles are not allowed on Cooney Lake or Merchant's basin trails). Ride with awareness and respect.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for The Foggy Lollipop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,476 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,476 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,476 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.114%
  • Grade min
    43.363%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    946 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Merchants Basin Trail 417.1
Oct 5, 2018 @ 6:17am
Oct 5, 2018
Fantastic descent. Some big, sometimes avoidable ruts.
Martin Creek Trail 429
Oct 5, 2018 @ 6:13am
Oct 5, 2018
Dusting of snow, rode up this to access Cooney lake and it was rideable in most sections.
Cooney Lake Trail #434
Oct 5, 2018 @ 6:08am
Oct 5, 2018
Dusting of snow, hike a bike was still manageable with careful steps.
Foggy Dew Trail
Sep 25, 2018 @ 6:42am
Sep 25, 2018
The trail is running great! No issues. Climbed it and descended it.
Martin Creek Trail #429 Climb
Sep 22, 2018 @ 10:50am
Sep 22, 2018
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